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Class Information for Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Initial 2 Day Foundation


This two day course provides the mental health nurse and technician with an introduction to the Crisis Prevention Institute Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Foundation Training Program. The first training day participants will discuss and practice crisis prevention using the CPI Crisis Development Model with a focus on early verbal nonphysical methods and personal safety techniques. On day two participants will discuss and practice how and when to use a team to provide physical intervention for an out of control and dangerous individual.

Contact Hours

12 Contact hours will be awarded to participants who attend the entire event, achieve 80% or higher on the post test, participate in all practice activities and complete and submit the course evaluation. CPI is an approved provider of continuing education for the California Board of Registered Nursing. (This approval currently applies to nurses in the following states: AL, AK, AR, DC, DE, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WY. Check with your licensing board for training requirements if you do not see your state listed above, as it may still apply).

Special Comments

This class is currently being offered in a in-person format, follow up in person practice sessions for disengagement and holding skills are required upon completion of the course.

Target Audience

Initial class required for all CCND mental health nurses, technicians and members of the CC Behavioral Emergency Response Team (BERT). Open to interdisciplinary colleagues.

Course Objectives

Abbreviated Course Objectives: 1. Discuss the four levels of crisis development as defined by CPI 2. Discuss key concepts related to verbal intervention 3. Discuss how to verbally intervene with a patient in a developing crisis 4. Discuss ways in which a staff member influences a patient in crisis 5. Practice CPI’s personal safety techniques 6. Discuss and practice how to safely use a team approach to physically intervene with a physically out of control and dangerous individual 7. Discuss postvention as a key element of crisis intervention and prevention



Sessions Open for Registration

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CPI NCI 2 Day September 26 and 27 In-person 09/26/22 - 09/27/22 Rosa Rousseau Registration Open until
12/31/2022 01:01 PM
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  Additional Information: This is the 2-day Nonviolent Crisis Prevention Intervention Course. The classes will start promptly at 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes will be held at Building 31, Conference Room 6C-F & G. For questions, please contact Rosa Rousseau - rosa.rousseau@nih.gov